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Wild boar hunter in strife for elk kill

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09:24 CEST+02:00
A hunter in Lessebo who thought he had shot a wild boar but instead found he had shot a small elk has been charged by Växjö district court with illegal hunting, reports the Smålandsposten newspaper.

The incident occurred in the district of Lessebo, in Småland, this summer. The accused man had been sitting, together with his hunting companion, in a hunting lookout for a number of hours, waiting, and watching, for wild boar.

At around 4 o'clock in the morning, in full light, the hunters spotted what they thought was a very large boar. The man took careful aim, and then fired.

But when the hunters arrived to inspect their prey, it was immediately clear that this was no wild boar, but rather a small elk. Växjö district court is prosecuting the man for breaching hunting regulations, as it is illegal to shoot elks during the month of June.

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